Montrell Teague picked up his third win of the day driving Lew’s Maverick to a come-from-behind victory, catching Cashendash Hanover in the closing strides to win the $17,500 claiming feature on Monday (Feb. 26) at Dover.
Stepping up after a 1:50.4 front-end victory last week in $12,500 claimer, Lew’s Maverick won for the third time this meet with Teague driving for trainer Kevin Switzer and owners John Dickens, Kathleen Mofield and KDK Standardbreds in 1:51.1. Hide Me Away (Russell Foster), one of two horses claimed out of this event, finish third for the fourth consecutive time.
The other claimed horse was program favorite Mister Virgin (Tony Morgan), who won in 1:50.3 last Monday.
Lew’s Maverick is a Western Hanover-Oceanview Cooper gelding who won for the 18th time in his career and is now a $133,918 lifetime winner.
Jason Thompson drove the day’s longest shot, 27-1 Fussy Streak, trained by Jim Thompson for Mist Stable, to a 1:57.4 lifetime fastest victory in a fillies and mares pace. Owosso Flash (Bret Brittingham) was a 15-1 upsetter in another pace for owner-trainer Jane Ramsey and Dave Amos.
Montrell Teague and Tim Tetrick had three wins each, and Mike Cole had a double.
Thereademoninme, last week’s winner, battles Elysium Lindy, Royal Becca J and Celebrity Pegasus in a strong field of eight in Tuesday’s $25,000 Open/Handicap trot feature.
She On A Cruze won the card’s top trot with Teague also driving, this time for his aunt, owner-trainer Brenda Teague. The Crazed-Topcat Hall four-year-old mare, who raced on the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes circuit briefly last year, made it two straight wins .Very Dark (Ross Wolfenden) finished second. My Big Kadillac (Vince Copeland) was the show finisher. (Dover)